Ave Maria University Oratory
Ave Maria University Oratory

A 24,000-square-foot spiritual building in Ave Maria Towne, Fla. Project submitted by Woodland Construction Co., Jupiter, Fla.

To create an oratory building on the campus of Ave Maria University that would not only provide an anchor between the college and the town, but also lend an Italian architectural air, the university looked to the versatility and durability of tilt-up. The complicated structure that features cast recesses and integral returns, required two years of planning, including preliminary panel designs and constructability studies, prior to construction. The completed oratory seats 1110 people and is the centerpiece of both Ave Maria University and the surrounding town.

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